Earlier this year, I wrote about how New Zealand would set the left-wing standard for westernized governments banning firearms. And I was right. That nation’s socialists have gone Chairman Mao in their pursuit of civilian disarmament. The State of Virginia likes it so much they’re doubling down.
When the Democrats took over the state legislature and kept the governor’s office, Ralph ‘Blackface’ Northam announced gun grabs were imminent. “Universal background checks, banning the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, restoring the law that limits purchases…, and a red flag law.”
We’ve seen the new Virginia, and it looks like this.
Virginia state Sen. Richard Saslaw introduced SB16, which would expand the definition of an “assault firearm” to cover many different semi-automatic rifles and pistols. The bill would call for the ban of such firearms, barring people from purchasing, possessing, selling or transferring those weapons.
Among the changes in firearm definitions, the bill would expand the term “assault firearm” to include semi-automatic centerfire rifles and pistols with a fixed magazine capacity greater than 10 rounds. The bill would also ban semi-automatic rifles and pistols with detachable magazines that also have folding and telescoping stocks, barrel shrouds, and thumbhole grips and second hand grips.
Legal challenges are probably already in the works for the day Northam signs the bill into law. But that’s not the only one on the table. A Grok Group member also shared SB64, which modifies definitions for penalties related to paramilitary activities.
shall beis guilty of unlawful paramilitary activity, punishable as a Class 5 felony if he:
1. Teaches or demonstrates to any other person the use, application, or making of any firearm, explosive, or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, knowing or having reason to know or intending that such training will be employed for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder;
2. Assembles with one or more persons for the purpose of training with, practicing with, or being instructed in the use of any firearm, explosive, or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, intending to employ such training for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder; or
3. Assembles with one or more persons with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons by drilling, parading, or marching with any firearm, any explosive or incendiary device, or any components or combination thereof.
No more parades in Virginia? At least not with police or military personal carrying firearms. Those are, by definition, shows of force meant to intimidate. That’s the tongue in cheek response. In reality, this could open gun owners (if there are any left) to greater risk by merely associating with other gun owners.
‘Drilling’ is a very broad term that I can see being applied to training classes in the safe and effective use of firearms for self-defense — a stealth prohibition on free association.
The Democrats will say I’m being hyperbolic, but am I? It has become quite clear that your party is committed to banning firearms outright. You are not even shy about it. Even in the face of Supreme Court decisions that expressly prohibit these sorts of intrusion on the individual right to self-defense, Virginia is prepared to emulate Chairman Mao and any majority of Democrats who think they can pull it off will be right behind them.
“All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The
CommunistDemocrat party must command all the guns that way no guns can ever be used to command the party.”
With no apologies to chairman Mao, not that he wouldn’t smile at the sight of that edit.
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